Jim Flett

Jim Flett

Jim re-joined the Klamath Bird Observatory board in 2014. Jim and his wife, Laura, built their home 35 years ago at the end of a small valley in northern Siskiyou County in California.  A visitor could drive through the front gate in California and walk through the back fence into Oregon.  They live a little closer to town now, but not too close.

Here is what Jim has to say: “We moved here for the mountains and the rivers and all of the wild places.  It is important to me to live where all of that is just a minute or two from my backyard.  My passion is to be outdoors, especially with my family.  It might be a week-long river trip or backpacking or just a few hours being together on a hike.  Here is a cool thing… I used to be the guy in my family with the binoculars.  Now the whole family is wearing their own bins on our outings.  I am still the “bird man” but the tables have turned.  My son and daughter have young, sharp eyes and ears that miss little. They show me the birds that I have missed.  They are ferocious in their enjoyment and defense of wilderness and its creatures.  Now I am the student.  This is how it should be.”

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